Alcohol abuse is when you drink too much on occasion, and while it is similar to alcoholism, it is not synonymous. Alcohol abuse can lead to poor judgment, like driving while impaired. Today’s map of the day is a hot spot analysis of Alcohol Abuse Mortality rates within the United States. According to the map above, it seems that there are low rates in the east, but as you move further west, the rate of alcohol abuse mortality increases.
Check out this map and more at the NCMI website: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/alcohol-abuse-mortality/
Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention